Assistant at Surgery

salindarose

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I have a hernia repair op report that includes this statement at the end -- Dr. xx "was first assistant providing exposure and help during the entire operation". Can I use modifier 80 for Dr. xx's role in the surgery? The procedure code allows an assist to be billed, just wondering if that statement is enough to bill it. In a perfect world, I would love more detail, but we don't really live in a perfect world sometimes......
 
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If you bill commercial insurance, yes you can bill it with 80. Basically OP report should contain medical necessity of assistant dictated.
 
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